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    What does this sentence mean?

    Hello! I've come across this sentence on the internet, but I don't understand what exactly it means.
    " Who will culture you then?"

    So please explain it to me. Thank you.

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    Re: What does this sentence mean?

    It's just a rant that someone threw at his parents. As he explains in his blog, he's always saying that to them.

    I think it means, in a playful manner, "What if you didn't have me around? Who would you have to give you culture / education in the finer things of life, then?"

    Now, on an almost entirely unrelated topic ...

    There is a standard saying in English, "You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink." I am reminded of a rather famous Dorothy Parker quotation. When asked to use the word "horticulture" (n., the science of cultivation of plants) in a sentence, she replied:

    "You can lead a horticulture [whore to culture] but you can't make her think."

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    Re: What does this sentence mean?

    Oh, I see. Thank you. But I'm just wondering.... Why would a child give education/culture to his parents?

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    Re: What does this sentence mean?

    It was a joke. Of course his parents were important in his cultural upbringing.

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